Event #2: $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Froehlich Finds the Right Flop, Doubles-Up Yet Again

• Level 5: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante
Eric Froehlich

In one of the most entertaining matches for the ever-present railbirds, Nikolay Evdakov and Eric Froelich have been exchanging huge stacks of chips on nearly every deal. This time there was 160,000 in the pot and the board read {4-Hearts}{7-Spades}{7-Diamonds}. Froehlich led out for 85,000 and Evdakov made the minimum raise to 170,000. Froehlich slid out eight 25,000 chips, three-betting to 370,000.

After counting and recounting his chips, the Russian quietly said "All-In" and Froehlich snap-called, saying "seven" as he showed his {10-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}. Evdakov winced as he saw the bad news, flipped over his {K-Spades}{4-Hearts} and hoped for a miracle. The {K-Diamonds} on the turn provided some sweat, giving Evdakov two outs to win the hand and the match. The {J-Hearts} on the turn missed him, however, and Evdakov shipped 696,000 chips to Froehlich while cashing in his first 400,000 add-on.

Tags: Eric FroehlichNikolay Evdakov